To kick off our mapping unit, I created a nearpod lesson. Nearpod is an awesome app that allows teachers to make completely interactive lessons for students. It has some wonderful features that make teaching and learning engaging and meaningful. In my mapping lesson, I was able to keep all of my students on the same slides because the teacher can control the pace of the lessons. We were able to have discussions and all be viewing the same images and content on their own iPads. Then, during the lesson, I can make it interactive and get instant work from the students. In my particular lesson, I was teaching the students how to read a map key. They were then able to look at a map with a map key and mark up their map based on reading the map key. They send me the drawings and I can instantly see who understood what to do and who still needs help. I can also push out student examples if I want the whole class to be able to see someone's work. And I can have quizzes throughout the lesson as well. Having a question or two throughout the lesson allowed me to see if the majority of the class was understanding what we were talking about and it also showed me exactly who wasn't getting it so I know who to help. And all of these results get sent to me immediately! The students were already asking when we would be using nearpod next. I am excited to begin developing more nearpod lessons and continuing to teach in a completely interactive way!